I’ve Got The Skills But I Cant Get A Job. HELP!!!

Ever applied for a job knowing that it would be perfect for you only to be turned down before they even give you a chance?

It’s a common story but guess what?  You can stop this from happening simply by showcasing your skills and experience to better market your biggest asset. YOU!!!

Start by swapping out skills for strengths, experience for achievements and what I want for what value I will add.

The very first thing to do when showcasing how suited you are to a job is to start thinking like a hiring manager or recruiter.  They want to see your strengths, how good you are at your job via achievements and they want to easily see the value you will add if you are successful.

Stop being generic and start being targeted

The biggest mistake I see people making is not being targeted enough to the job you are applying for.  All you need to do to be more targeted is to use the keywords for the job you are applying for and then make sure that you are promoting the relevant information in your resume.

Use the layout of your resume to promote all the best info

They say it takes a recruiter 6 seconds before they decide if your resume is going to go in the yes pile, or the no pile.  This means that the top third of your resume needs to entice the reader to give your job application a big fat YES.  You will need to use some design thinking and get the layout of your resume working for you.

Do EXACTLY what the job application process asks of you

If the application process says to include a cover letter then include one.  If it says to apply using your LinkedIn profile then do that.  If it says to send in a 2 minute video then that is what you need to do.  If you don’t follow the process then you don’t get the job.

If you want to be the standout candidate then you are likely going to need to do all of the above.  If you want to find out what else you can do to have a great resume then read this blog all about making sure your resume is awesome.  https://www.yexecutive.com/5-reason-your-resume-is-rubbish/

Skye London

Career Coach | Career development | Job Search

Skye London is Co-founder and Lead Career Coach at Y Executive. With a passion for coaching and extensive experience in all things recruitment Skye has developed a reputation as the go to person for help with your career.
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